Jean Smart Emmy flashback: I’m not ripping my dress off after winning for ‘Samantha Who’ [Watch]

Jean Smart Emmy flashback: I’m not ripping my dress off after winning for ‘Samantha Who’ [Watch]
Jean Smart won her third Emmy Award in 2008 for playing Regina Newly, mother of Samantha “Sam” Newly (Christina Applegate), on ABC’s comedy “Samantha Who.” After claiming her trophy from presenter Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Smart proclaimed at the podium, “Thank you so much. I just wanted to let you know I have a tuxedo on under this dress, but I’m not ripping it off.” She was referring to an earlier skit in the ceremony in which Heidi Klum, one-fifth of the year’s reality TV Emmy hosts, had her breakaway tuxedo removed by Tom Bergeron and William Shatner, revealing a dress underneath. Watch Smart’s Emmy flashback video above.

Smart took down co-nominees Kristin Chenoweth (“Pushing Daisies”), Amy Poehler (“Saturday Night Live”), Holland Taylor (“Two and a Half Men”) and Vanessa Williams (“Ugly Betty”) to win the statuette for Best Comedy Supporting Actress. It was her third career Emmy after
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